The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSun, 18 Feb 2018en-gb(C) 2018 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngSMEs have no faith in lawyers to solve business problems<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/smes-have-no-faith-in-lawyers-to-solve-business-problems-53775392/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/49372726_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Small businesses do not believe lawyers provide a cost effective means to resolve legal issues and should be a last resort when solving business problems.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/smes-have-no-faith-in-lawyers-to-solve-business-problems-53775392/Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:02Declining income forces American Bar Association to restructure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/declining-income-forces-american-bar-association-to-restructure-14963993/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chicago17.jpg' border='0'/></a>The ABA has introduced a redundancy programme as it prepares for a major restructure due to declining membership.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/declining-income-forces-american-bar-association-to-restructure-14963993/Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:02The big bang for alternative legal services providers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/the-big-bang-for-alternative-legal-services-providers-30011503/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fireworks.jpg' border='0'/></a>Will 2018 be the 'big-bang' year for the use of Alternative Legal Services providers, asks PwC's Peter Workman?http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/the-big-bang-for-alternative-legal-services-providers-30011503/Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:02Former Linklaters partner jailed over sexual assault<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-linklaters-partner-jailed-over-sexual-assault-26432060/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37196086_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The court heard that Linklaters had conducted a proper investigation at the time.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-linklaters-partner-jailed-over-sexual-assault-26432060/Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:02Simmons & Simmons gears up for Dublin launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simmons--simmons-gears-up-for-dublin-launch-22781140/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dublin.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has poached the ex-head of A&L Goodbody's London office, Niamh Ryan, as it announces plans for a 40 strong operation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simmons--simmons-gears-up-for-dublin-launch-22781140/Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:02Clifford Chance buys Carillion legal arm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-buys-carillion-legal-arm-86146286/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Newcastle (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The global law firm has picked up the 60 strong paralegal team from the contractor which collapsed last month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-buys-carillion-legal-arm-86146286/Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:02Hogan Lovells teams up with Elevate to create flexible lawyering<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-teams-up-with-elevate-to-create-flexible-lawyering-84352512/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Freelance3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm is drawing from its alumni pool to create a team of freelance lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-teams-up-with-elevate-to-create-flexible-lawyering-84352512/Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:02Thomson Reuters is the number one alternative legal services provider<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/thomson-reuters-is-the-number-one-alternative-legal-services-provider-50523343/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Brand.jpg' border='0'/></a>The power of alternative legal service providers in the US has been revealed in a new legal index with Thomson Reuters at the top with the Big Four not far behind.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/thomson-reuters-is-the-number-one-alternative-legal-services-provider-50523343/Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:02European corporates confident of soft Brexit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/european-corporates-confident-of-soft-brexit-70563834/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/EU5.jpg' border='0'/></a>European companies say they are prepared for Brexit and expect free movement of prople and goods to continue.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/european-corporates-confident-of-soft-brexit-70563834/Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:02Hostesses told to disregard NDAs at infamous London dinner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hostesses-told-to-disregard-ndas-at-infamous-london-dinner-37262042/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dorchester.jpg' border='0'/></a>Confidentiality agreements signed by hostesses for a notorious London dinner can be disregarded, the staffing agency concerned has said.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hostesses-told-to-disregard-ndas-at-infamous-london-dinner-37262042/Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-21056118/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Simpsons (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-21056118/Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:02Turkish tie-up for DWF<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/turkish-tie-up-for-dwf-42303465/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_172240118.jpg' border='0'/></a>DWF has expanded into Istanbul with an exclusive alliance with local firm Ozkan Law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/turkish-tie-up-for-dwf-42303465/Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:02Dentons partner leaves after sexual harassment probe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-partner-leaves-after-sexual-harassment-probe-5128804/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_430445410.jpg' border='0'/></a>A former partner at Scottish legacy firm Maclay Murray & Spens was asked to leave the global legal giant after an investigation found his 'behaviour fell well below expectations'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-partner-leaves-after-sexual-harassment-probe-5128804/Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:02US law officers seek to end forced arbitrations in workplace sexual harassment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-officers-seek-to-end-forced-arbitrations-in-workplace-sexual-harassment-98085597/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_201260873.jpg' border='0'/></a>All 56 US attorneys general wrote to Congress seeking legislation to protect victims of sexual harassment in the workplace.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-officers-seek-to-end-forced-arbitrations-in-workplace-sexual-harassment-98085597/Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:02White & Case sets up Houston practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white--case-sets-up-houston-practice-7048684/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33677514_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has brought on four partners and is planning a raft of other hires for the office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white--case-sets-up-houston-practice-7048684/Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:02Court upholds arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-upholds-arrest-warrant-for-wikileaks-founder-75284060/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_230497291.jpg' border='0'/></a>Julian Assange's lawyers argued that his arrest for failing to answer bail was no longer in the public interest.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-upholds-arrest-warrant-for-wikileaks-founder-75284060/Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:02BLM joins forces with LSE on AI insurance predictability project<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blm-joins-forces-with-lse-on-ai-insurance-predictability-project-54924944/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11888402_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has embarked on a mission to predict outcomes on volume litigation and complex claims.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blm-joins-forces-with-lse-on-ai-insurance-predictability-project-54924944/Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:02Jones Day is strongest law firm brand in the US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jones-day-is-strongest-law-firm-brand-in-the-us-19342500/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/brand (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has beaten Skadden for the second year running whilst alternative legal brand Axiom is starting to make tracks.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jones-day-is-strongest-law-firm-brand-in-the-us-19342500/Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:02Clyde & Co snaps up four partner Ince team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-snaps-up-four-partner-ince-team-44865407/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/30243412_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clyde & Co has turned to rival Ince & Co to staff up its latest international foray.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-snaps-up-four-partner-ince-team-44865407/Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:02UK litigation funders' war chests hits &pound;1 billion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-litigation-funders-war-chests-hits-1-billion-92211385/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sterling11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation funders are looking for new areas to finance, with class actions, arbitration and asset tracing now on their menu.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-litigation-funders-war-chests-hits-1-billion-92211385/Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:02Ex-Sidley partner Matthew Cahill cleared in tax case as CPS admits 'wholesale failures'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-sidley-partner-matthew-cahill-cleared-in-tax-case-as-cps-admits-wholesale-failures-91038334/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/city9.jpg' border='0'/></a>A leading city lawyer has had charges against him dropped as the CPS admits to yet another 'disclosure' failure.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-sidley-partner-matthew-cahill-cleared-in-tax-case-as-cps-admits-wholesale-failures-91038334/Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:02Ashurst forms “joint operation” to practice Chinese law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-forms-joint-operation-to-practice-chinese-law-59208619/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_293278649.jpg' border='0'/></a>Guantao launches Joint Operation Office with Ashurst in Shanghai Free Trade Zone.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-forms-joint-operation-to-practice-chinese-law-59208619/Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:02Paris court to hear English cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paris-court-to-hear-english-cases-3584377/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/61017623_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The French justice ministry has opened an international commercial court in Paris that will hear cases in English, to capitalise on Brexit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paris-court-to-hear-english-cases-3584377/Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:02UK law firms reveal gender pay gap<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-law-firms-reveal-gender-pay-gap-91518630/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_392434165.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms in the UK have started to disclose their gender pay gap figures.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-law-firms-reveal-gender-pay-gap-91518630/Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:02Dubai trials go paperless<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dubai-trials-go-paperless-88957905/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_183108077.jpg' border='0'/></a>All cases at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts will be dealt with electronically from 1 July, as the government plans to go paperless by 2021.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dubai-trials-go-paperless-88957905/Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:02Hong Kong's top court frees student activists<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kongs-top-court-frees-student-activists-55957250/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_254219605.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three democracy activists are freed, but court upholds stricter sentencing guidelines for future public order and unlawful protest offences.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kongs-top-court-frees-student-activists-55957250/Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:02Kennedys grows Puru office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-grows-puru-office-94569417/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10828611_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Four-strong commercial litigation team leave Peruvian firm Barrios & Fuentes Abogados.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-grows-puru-office-94569417/Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-48512365/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/McDonalds cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-48512365/Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:02Litigation funder “sells” US portfolio<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-funder-sells-us-portfolio-16354362/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_68153605.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian-based litigation funder, IMF Bentham, "sells" its US cases to its American parent company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-funder-sells-us-portfolio-16354362/Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:02Solicitor numbers in Ireland rise as economy booms and “Brexit effect” surge of English lawyers plateaus<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/solicitor-numbers-in-ireland-rise-as-economy-booms-and-brexit-effect-surge-of-english-lawyers-plateaus-14740823/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_226603870.jpg' border='0'/></a>The number of solicitors practicing in Ireland has grown by 3.5% over the last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/solicitor-numbers-in-ireland-rise-as-economy-booms-and-brexit-effect-surge-of-english-lawyers-plateaus-14740823/Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:02Political wrangling within law firms hitting client service, say general counsel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/political-wrangling-within-law-firms-hitting-client-service-say-general-counsel-88940926/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_232577668.jpg' border='0'/></a>Survey of general counsel reveals service shortcomings of Big Law approach.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/political-wrangling-within-law-firms-hitting-client-service-say-general-counsel-88940926/Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:02Former CIA attorney set for general counsel role at AIG<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-cia-attorney-set-for-general-counsel-role-at-aig-9064028/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_161768603.jpg' border='0'/></a>Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner, Caroline Klass, to join global insurance group in March.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-cia-attorney-set-for-general-counsel-role-at-aig-9064028/Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:02General counsel feel the “pinch” over cyber breaches<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-feel-the-pinch-over-cyber-breaches-72965984/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_331041884.jpg' border='0'/></a>In-house lawyers should be central in their company's security strategy and must balance competing duties.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-feel-the-pinch-over-cyber-breaches-72965984/Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:02Vanessa King takes over the reins at O'Neal Webster<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/vanessa-king-takes-over-the-reins-at-oneal-webster-68801493/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_540115516.jpg' border='0'/></a>Partnership of BVI firm O'Neal Webster appoints successor to Kerry Anderson.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/vanessa-king-takes-over-the-reins-at-oneal-webster-68801493/Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:02Pomerantz recovery on behalf of Petrobras investors reaches $3 billion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pomerantz-recovery-on-behalf-of-petrobras-investors-reaches-$3-billion-12766646/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/BrazilianMoney.jpg' border='0'/></a>A $50 million settlement with Britain's largest pension fund, followed a previous $2.95 billion deal agreed earlier this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pomerantz-recovery-on-behalf-of-petrobras-investors-reaches-$3-billion-12766646/Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:02Canadian claim served by Instagram<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-claim-served-by-instagram-4026143/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Instagram.jpg' border='0'/></a>Toronto court allowed service to be done by social media app.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-claim-served-by-instagram-4026143/Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:02British hacking suspect will not face extradition to US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/british-hacking-suspect-will-not-face-extradition-to-us-88227678/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_559058892.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lauri Love's appeal against extradition succeeds, but he will face trail in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/british-hacking-suspect-will-not-face-extradition-to-us-88227678/Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:02Baker McKenzie in spotlight over alleged sexual assault cover-up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzie-in-spotlight-over-alleged-sexual-assault-cover-up-72557667/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rendered.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firm could face investigation by regulator for "confidential settlement" over alleged sexual assault.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzie-in-spotlight-over-alleged-sexual-assault-cover-up-72557667/Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:02ABA protests against anti-money laundering legislation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-protests-against-anti-money-laundering-legislation-22688855/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/senate1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fears that new legislation could jeopardise legal privilege has seen the ABA take action.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-protests-against-anti-money-laundering-legislation-22688855/Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:02Tips for law firms developing a digital matter strategy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tips-for-law-firms-developing-a-digital-matter-strategy-36430317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/paperpusher.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are resisting going digital but, says Simon Elven of Tikit, it is time they considered developing a digital matter road map.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tips-for-law-firms-developing-a-digital-matter-strategy-36430317/Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:02Lawyers need meaningful work to be happy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-need-meaningful-work-to-be-happy-38291655/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Handshake7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Income and rank are more likely to reduce happiness with authenticity instead rated more important for wellbeing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-need-meaningful-work-to-be-happy-38291655/Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:02Bird & Bird deploys artificial intelligence technology<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bird--bird-deploys-artificial-intelligence-technology-40035917/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11888402_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has invested in AI to assist with new contract review for M & A due diligence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bird--bird-deploys-artificial-intelligence-technology-40035917/Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:02Norton Rose energy and infrastructure team defects to Winston & Strawn<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-energy-and-infrastructure-team-defects-to-winston--strawn-24947938/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/NationalGrid.jpg' border='0'/></a>A team of top energy and infrastructure partners have exited Norton Rose for Winston & Strawn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-energy-and-infrastructure-team-defects-to-winston--strawn-24947938/Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:02LOD launches office in Germany<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lod-launches-office-in-germany-48291482/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37196086_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal services company is launching its flexible lawyering model in Munich.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lod-launches-office-in-germany-48291482/Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:02CMS Cameron McKenna firms revealed profit dip before merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cms-cameron-mckenna-firms-revealed-profit-dip-before-merger-31477317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (11).jpg' border='0'/></a>The three firms revealed a profit decrease in the latest published accounts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cms-cameron-mckenna-firms-revealed-profit-dip-before-merger-31477317/Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:02Top-rated Skadden partner Michal Berkner joins Cooleys<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-rated-skadden-partner-michal-berkner-joins-cooleys-36739910/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14673367_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The London office of Cooley has hired M&A deals partner Michal Berkner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-rated-skadden-partner-michal-berkner-joins-cooleys-36739910/Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:02AI could improve sentencing outcomes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ai-could-improve-sentencing-outcomes-54707785/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Prison1.jpg' border='0'/></a>AI would produce less human errors in sentencing, according to two Australian professors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ai-could-improve-sentencing-outcomes-54707785/Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:02K&L Gates pulls in partner duo from Melbourne firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kl-gates-pulls-in-partner-duo-from-melbourne-firm-11318192/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/melbourne5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Local Melbourne law firm Mills Oakley has lost two of its infrastructure partners to the US firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kl-gates-pulls-in-partner-duo-from-melbourne-firm-11318192/Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:01Banks account for half litigation liabilities of FTSE 100<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/banks-account-for-half-litigation-liabilities-of-ftse-100-99983989/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_155921474 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The top UK banks account for some &pound;14 billion of litigation liabilities of the FTSE 100.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/banks-account-for-half-litigation-liabilities-of-ftse-100-99983989/Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:02Soc Gen appoints global panel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/soc-gen-appoints-global-panel-42267549/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Societe Generale (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The bank has chosen firms to deal with a range of legal matters around the world.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/soc-gen-appoints-global-panel-42267549/Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:01SEC drops investigation into Cobalt International Energy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/sec-drops-investigation-into-cobalt-international-energy-58021997/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_177791771.jpg' border='0'/></a>It is the third investigation which the company, a client of Baker Botts, has undergone in six years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/sec-drops-investigation-into-cobalt-international-energy-58021997/Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:02Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-90327886/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lloyds2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-90327886/Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:01Hunton & Williams advises on $1.8bn Cambodian Expressway project<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hunton--williams-advises-on-$18bn-cambodian-expressway-project-94738308/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New Silk Road.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hunton & Williams is advising on the $1.8 Billion Cambodian Expressway Project as part of the Chinese One Belt, One Road initiative.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hunton--williams-advises-on-$18bn-cambodian-expressway-project-94738308/Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:01Hogan Lovells joins forces with FTI Consulting on data governance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-joins-forces-with-fti-consulting-on-data-governance-97273805/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/confidential1.jpg' border='0'/></a>In the latest legaltech collaboration, the two will devise contract and data solutions for corporates.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-joins-forces-with-fti-consulting-on-data-governance-97273805/Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:02Taylor Vintner launches business leader platform<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/taylor-vintner-launches-business-leader-platform-77927494/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/the-zebra-project_180118-3 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has assembled a group of thought leaders as part of its 'Zebra project' to reimagine the world of work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/taylor-vintner-launches-business-leader-platform-77927494/Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:01Cooley opens second Chinese office in Beijing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cooley-opens-second-chinese-office-in-beijing-13140106/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/beijing_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cooley is going against the trend of recent US law firm exits from China with the announcement of a Beijing office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cooley-opens-second-chinese-office-in-beijing-13140106/Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:01Top London law firms pay females 24 per cent less than males<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-london-law-firms-pay-females-24-per-cent-less-than-males-69085209/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Women (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Not only are they paid less, they believe cronyism is a factor in awarding compensation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-london-law-firms-pay-females-24-per-cent-less-than-males-69085209/Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:01Lawyers optimistic on NAFTA talks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-optimistic-on-nafta-talks-14400293/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/canada (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>NAFTA renegotiations are restarting despite Canadian government officials previously expressing pessimism at the potential for a deal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-optimistic-on-nafta-talks-14400293/Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:01LexisNexis makes $580 million acquisition in digital identity business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lexisnexis-makes-$580-million-acquisition-in-digital-identity-business-29534927/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Verification.jpg' border='0'/></a>The company has made a big play for the digital identity space with the $580 million acquisition of ThreatMetrix.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lexisnexis-makes-$580-million-acquisition-in-digital-identity-business-29534927/Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:01Hausfield launches new French practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hausfield-launches-new-french-practice-20150358/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Paris4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Headed by the ex-general counsel of Michelin, the firm is targeting clients who have been the victims of anti-competitive behaviour.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hausfield-launches-new-french-practice-20150358/Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:01Businesses spend $1.5 million on global data protection<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/businesses-spend-$15-million-on-global-data-protection-12897470/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data protection1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly half of global companies are struggling with data protection and privacy issues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/businesses-spend-$15-million-on-global-data-protection-12897470/Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:01Top UK law firms suffer dark web password breach<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-uk-law-firms-suffer-dark-web-password-breach-87749451/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyber_eye_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK's top law firms have been targeted by the dark web, according to reports.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-uk-law-firms-suffer-dark-web-password-breach-87749451/Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:01India considers establishing new consumer protection agency<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-considers-establishing-new-consumer-protection-agency-19783000/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>A proposed bill provides penalties for advertisers and endorsers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-considers-establishing-new-consumer-protection-agency-19783000/Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:01GCs drive ethical corporate culture<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-drive-ethical-corporate-culture-13525634/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boardroom (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel have an enhanced role around corporate culture and a direct input on business decisions as they become closer to their boards.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-drive-ethical-corporate-culture-13525634/Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:01Linklaters joins forces with pioneering legaltech consortium<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-joins-forces-with-pioneering-legaltech-consortium-76705949/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Blockchain (6).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Magic Circle law firm has partnered with the Accord Project to launch a new consortium working with smart contract technology, blockchain and legal tech companies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-joins-forces-with-pioneering-legaltech-consortium-76705949/Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:01Reed Smith boosts Paris with White & Case team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-boosts-paris-with-white--case-team-17599917/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Victoria Westcott portrait (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Project and asset finance partner Victoria Westcott joins Reed Smith's financial industry group in Paris alongside three lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-boosts-paris-with-white--case-team-17599917/Thu, 25 Jan 2018 15:01CCBE backs Microsoft over Irish email storage case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ccbe-backs-microsoft-over-irish-email-storage-case-34860661/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Microsoft (3)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The CCBE is supporting Microsoft in a case which would dramatically expand the US government's power to seize electronic communications stored outside the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ccbe-backs-microsoft-over-irish-email-storage-case-34860661/Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:01Harvard law students develop AI contract search engine<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/harvard-law-students-develop-ai-contract-search-engine-86662868/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/AI (5)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Four Harvard law students have developed a legal search engine tool, described as 'Google for legal contracts'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/harvard-law-students-develop-ai-contract-search-engine-86662868/Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:01Legal operators are the change agents for law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/legal-operators-are-the-change-agents-for-law-500703/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (6)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>At the first European CLOC institute meeting, lawyers got an insight into AI early adopters as well as hearing from legal IT guru Richard Susskind.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/legal-operators-are-the-change-agents-for-law-500703/Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:01Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-57799368/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Eddie Stobart (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-57799368/Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:01Snap GC memo threatens leakers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/snap-gc-memo-threatens-leakers-9063408/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Snapchat1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Snapchat's general counsel Michael O Sullivan is reported to have taken an increasingly hard line against employees who leak.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/snap-gc-memo-threatens-leakers-9063408/Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:01Troutman Sanders to shut up shop in Asia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/troutman-sanders-to-shut-up-shop-in-asia-56811410/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Shanghai8.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Atlanta-headquartered firm has reviewed its strategy and opted to close three offices in China.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/troutman-sanders-to-shut-up-shop-in-asia-56811410/Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:01Law is one of the best paid sectors in the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-is-one-of-the-best-paid-sectors-in-the-uk-9267269/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sterling11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Outranked only by finance, lawyers have the best earning potential of all the sectors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-is-one-of-the-best-paid-sectors-in-the-uk-9267269/Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:01Gordon Dadds buys second law firm since listing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gordon-dadds-buys-second-law-firm-since-listing-63541300/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mergers5.jpg' border='0'/></a>The AIM-listed law firm is on the acquisitions trail with its second SME law firm purchase.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gordon-dadds-buys-second-law-firm-since-listing-63541300/Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:01CLOC Institute launches in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cloc-institute-launches-in-london-26469242/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25077148_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The leading US group of legal operators descended on London today for its first overseas event.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cloc-institute-launches-in-london-26469242/Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:01Norton Rose cyber and data heads exit for Cooley<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-cyber-and-data-heads-exit-for-cooley-32582168/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyber11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The former US co-chairs of Norton Rose Fulbright's data protection, privacy and cybersecurity practice group have joined Cooley.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-cyber-and-data-heads-exit-for-cooley-32582168/Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:01Littler expands European footprint with Italian move<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/littler-expands-european-footprint-with-italian-move-76414413/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Milan4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US law firm has added another European destination to its global office portfolio.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/littler-expands-european-footprint-with-italian-move-76414413/Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:01Australian law firm mergers set for take-off in 2018<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-law-firm-mergers-set-for-take-off-in-2018-52244427/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Merger (8)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australia could be in for a bout of merger mania this year as two law firms announce plans and another is said to be ready to propose.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-law-firm-mergers-set-for-take-off-in-2018-52244427/Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:01Linklaters promotes technology head to COO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-promotes-technology-head-to-coo-23251843/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Matt Peers (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Matt Peers will head the city law firm's global operating strategy with a focus on technology to provide a competitive edge.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-promotes-technology-head-to-coo-23251843/Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:01Global trademark infringements on the increase<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/global-trademark-infringements-on-the-increase-84197157/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hashtags (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>French companies are more likely to sue over hashtag trademark infringements whilst German businesses put colour ahead.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/global-trademark-infringements-on-the-increase-84197157/Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:01Squire Patton Boggs bags three Dentons partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/squire-patton-boggs-bags-three-dentons-partners-32953054/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/atlanta3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is opening an office in Atlanta headed up by Dentons partner Ann-Marie McGaughey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/squire-patton-boggs-bags-three-dentons-partners-32953054/Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:01Quinn Emanuel breakaway team forms new law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-breakaway-team-forms-new-law-firm-32582324/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (3)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>An eight partner group has defected from the firm in a highly unusual move.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-breakaway-team-forms-new-law-firm-32582324/Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:01The world of pessimistic security<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/the-world-of-pessimistic-security-46854151/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/artificial intelligence (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Pessimistic security, embedded artificial intelligence and GDPR will reign supreme in the legal sector in 2018.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/the-world-of-pessimistic-security-46854151/Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:01Linklaters appoints new head of China<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-appoints-new-head-of-china-30295096/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China (3)3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has promoted its head of capital markets in Asia to take over from corporate partner Fang Jian.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-appoints-new-head-of-china-30295096/Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:01GDPR is an opportunity for European business, not a threat, says professor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gdpr-is-an-opportunity-for-european-business-not-a-threat-says-professor-15485171/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/European Commission1.jpg' border='0'/></a>European companies will steal a march on the rest of the world on data privacy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gdpr-is-an-opportunity-for-european-business-not-a-threat-says-professor-15485171/Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:01Legal departments bypass smaller firms despite preferring them<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-departments-bypass-smaller-firms-despite-preferring-them-1963726/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Network (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Small firms can be more innovative but are less likely to pass the muster with GCs when searching for suitable law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-departments-bypass-smaller-firms-despite-preferring-them-1963726/Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:01The business of staying in business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/the-business-of-staying-in-business-32903251/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Byron.jpg' border='0'/></a>Commercial pressures are forcing restaurant and retail businesses to seek better deals from their landlords, says Thomas Bond of law firm Russell-Cooke.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/the-business-of-staying-in-business-32903251/Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:01Ogletree Deakins in $300m lawsuit over gender discrimination claim<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ogletree-deakins-in-$300m-lawsuit-over-gender-discrimination-claim-563408/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/gender (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>A shareholder at the US employment law firm is suing for $300m over alleged gender bias, a claim strenuously denied by Ogletree which points to its wide ranging initiatives to redress any imbalance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ogletree-deakins-in-$300m-lawsuit-over-gender-discrimination-claim-563408/Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:01Charles Russell brings top sports boutique on board<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charles-russell-brings-top-sports-boutique-on-board-29593857/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_251325208.jpg' border='0'/></a>Charles Russell Speechlys and Couchmans join forces to create what they claim is a new model for legal services in sport.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charles-russell-brings-top-sports-boutique-on-board-29593857/Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:01Clients will demand security guarantees from law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-will-demand-security-guarantees-from-law-firms-78905223/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34538108_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A leading IT consultant says security will top the list of client demands going forward as companies wake up to the cyber vulnerabilities of their law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-will-demand-security-guarantees-from-law-firms-78905223/Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:01Clyde & Co targets Mayer Brown duo<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-targets-mayer-brown-duo-41433339/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (6)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm is continuing to expand its insurance team with the latest hirings in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-targets-mayer-brown-duo-41433339/Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:01Mainz 05 obtains landmark ruling on tempory contracts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mainz-05-obtains-landmark-ruling-on-tempory-contracts-47844354/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mainz (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A top German football team has won as landmark ruling for temporary player contracts in team sports.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mainz-05-obtains-landmark-ruling-on-tempory-contracts-47844354/Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:01Luxury companies get together in New York to talk legal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/luxury-companies-get-together-in-new-york-to-talk-legal-14124834/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cartier (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Luxury and retail lawyers are meeting in New York next month to discuss the latest challenges faced by the industry globally.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/luxury-companies-get-together-in-new-york-to-talk-legal-14124834/Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:01Singapore creates new standards for corporate counsel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/singapore-creates-new-standards-for-corporate-counsel-82318962/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47205759_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporate counsel will have to adhere to a competency framework to ensure they meet the highest standards.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/singapore-creates-new-standards-for-corporate-counsel-82318962/Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:01Carillion insolvency puts question mark over legal team's future<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/carillion-insolvency-puts-question-mark-over-legal-teams-future-68176797/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37784006_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The construction giant's high profile legal department, headed by GC and board member Richard Tapp, has an uncertain future ahead.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/carillion-insolvency-puts-question-mark-over-legal-teams-future-68176797/Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:01Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-83905304/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Adele.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-83905304/Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:01GDPR could be used as a weapon against SMEs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gdpr-could-be-used-as-a-weapon-against-smes-21143505/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Data (8).jpg' border='0'/></a>The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could be used as a weapon against businesses by dissatisfied customers or protesters, says Collyer Bristow.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gdpr-could-be-used-as-a-weapon-against-smes-21143505/Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:01Gordon Dadds makes first law firm acquisition since listing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gordon-dadds-makes-first-law-firm-acquisition-since-listing-45904055/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (12)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The AIM listed law firm has paid &pound;3.4m for a technology boutique with an international clientele.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gordon-dadds-makes-first-law-firm-acquisition-since-listing-45904055/Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:01Law firm AKD expands in Luxembourg in response to Brexit demand<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-akd-expands-in-luxembourg-in-response-to-brexit-demand-31476776/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Luxembourg (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Benelux law firm has recruited two lawyers from leading Luxembourg firm Arendt & Medernach to expand its investment funds practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-akd-expands-in-luxembourg-in-response-to-brexit-demand-31476776/Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:01Baker McKenzie creates role to capture new opportunities in legal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzie-creates-role-to-capture-new-opportunities-in-legal-59712750/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45232894_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has turned to global consultancy firm AK Kearney to find a chief services officer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzie-creates-role-to-capture-new-opportunities-in-legal-59712750/Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:01